re: RIM PlayBook 2.0: Here Come The Apps
I thought Shaun Coglan did an excellent job showcasing the new OS, but slow down so we can experience what's coming! Information Week's shoddy camera work didn't help either...the camera guy that works Apple's booth must have been busy.
It seems RIM is most excited for the features that integrate its phones, whereas most consumers probably see the Android player--and thousands of apps in tow--as the key feature. This makes sense from RIM's perspective, but ya might as well play up the Android player! It looks kick-ass. Perhaps that's the long term emphasis...idk.
The interviewer made a hostile comment about the "flakey touchscreen" during the HTML demo...but c'mon. The program was not responding because the programmer was moving through the menus at light speed. My guess is, if Shaun slows down the demonstration, no issues occur. Who moves through emails that fast? Is that ever practical? My Iphone gets clogged up when I move that quickly through menus so I'll chalk it up to RAM limitations. Not an issue, IMO........if in fact this was a software issue, who cares, it's a gimmicky feature anyway.
I'm excited for the new OS. If everything works as advertised, the recent Playbook adopters lured in by steep discounts really have something awesome to look forward to.